The Da Vinci Code

This movie version of the Dan Brown classic is one of the most controversial and intriguing, and I doubt there is someone else out there who would question that.

Before anything else, let us first establish that “The Da Vinci Code” is not an outright attack to Catholic religion conservatives nor is it an entertainment exclusive for those who have completed their Dan Brown (Langdon) series or their Holy Grail collections. The good thing about this film is that anyone can watch and understand it (provided, of course, that there are practically no restrictions when it comes to cinema admission). Oh no, there is nothing cryptic at all with this Ron Howard masterpiece.

Some Brown followers and mystery aficionados may sit and spend a full two and a half hours and regard the movie as too bland or too… anti-climactic. Let us be clear: “The Da Vinci Code” is an adaptation, so comparing the screen version to the book does not make much sense. Yes, expect the movie to be just like those Harry Potter books, where there are also portions not included in the picture.

As much as I have nothing against books being transformed into films, I beg to disagree on the argument that “The Da Vinci Code” is not loyal to the novel. If anything, I believe the gist being presented and kept alive on the screen is just appropriate and fitting, especially for those who have not gotten close to hearing the author’s name. Basically, the plot takes a head start in one of the Louvre’s chambers, where a curator is murdered and has left various enigmatic messages on the museum’s interiors for his granddaughter, Sophie Neveu (Audrey Tautou), and symbologist, Robert Langdon, to find. In attempt to discover the culprit, the pair is led into a maze of clues and anomalous and elusive figures. Eventually, they are attended by Sir Leigh Teabing (Ian McKellen), who turns out to be the nemesis (or more suitably, since this is not that kind of pumped-up suspense — the antagonist) in the end.

As I have mentioned, this is not exactly comparable to those high-flying adventure or sci-fi hits, with all the explosions and incredible stunts, so expect zilch of those. You can expect, though, a few car chases in the streets of France and in the woods. But that is all contained in the novel, anyway, and I doubt Howard would want to greatly disappoint the viewers with a totally made-over picture. I guess it is quite logical, in this sense, to believe that the film lacks some creatively driven climax or a high momentum. Yes, these shortcomings all boil down to the pre-existence of the basis of the whole movie — the best-seller book.

What really makes the picture worthwhile is the mental stimulation you get from absorbing all those data and information in one sitting. Amazingly, the clarity and simplicity by which the information and other historical accounts are laid out are commendable. Worried about all that religious controversy? I assure you, there’s no need to be queasy or uncomfortable regardless of what faith (or lack of it) you belong to. Akiva Goldsman, the film’s screenwriter, has done a fair job of making sure that the audience are also kept on track with the plot and not get lost with seemingly unfamiliar labels such as Priory of Sion, Opus Dei or The Knights’ Templar.

Another area where “The Da Vinci Code” is considered to surpass other movies in its genre is the special effects. I am not talking about action-powered, egoistically snazzy effects. Just the inclusion of digital graphics during the brainstorming moments of Langdon are already and certainly remarkable. The crew also deserves a thumbs up when it comes to the amazing set and background. I know it is difficult to recreate a church’s interior, especially if you are not allowed to shoot in one (the original location, that is). Not to mention that at the same time, you are also embarking on one of the most anticipated movie ventures of the last two years (since the release of the book).

On the other hand, the details may also seem a bit too bluntly or obviously laid out, in such a way that these are supposed to be the whole point of the film. Well, the details are of the essence, but as reiterated, the producers could have gone a bit farther, say an insertion of some inducing music or some scene-enhancing elements, to reduce the monotony or the tone down the nerd-like quality of the movie. Some scenes can also do without the excess drama or intellect, if you will, like the one where they are supposed to retrieve the curator’s safety deposit box and enter a specific code (lest they may never gain access to the much-coveted cryptex ever). Then again, these are the directorial efforts in putting some spice (or action) in the mystery hunt.

When it comes to casting, “The Da Vinci Code” brings together an international cast, all of whom are fitting and brilliant in their roles. Pressure from the novel’s reputation may have played a part, but all in all, the actors are convincing as they can be and the movie treats all characters on an equal footing. Of course, I cannot do without commenting on Audrey Tatou’s attempts at English or the lousy haircut Tom Hanks has in the movie, but truth of the matter is, all of them shine in the portions where they are supposed to be shining. Heck, I even forgot my earlier distaste of Tom Hanks being casted as Langdon when I saw how other actors are perfect for their respective roles. Take, for instance, Ian McKellen. I can really feel his laid-back yet enthusiastic approach, not just to the role of the Grail’s obssessive collector, but also in playing the part in a summer movie.

In general, “The Da Vinci Code” merits an applause, not just for its relatively loyal adherence to the best-seller, but also for bringing together an ensemble performance and story that considerably realized (and delivered) the popularity and magnitude of the project.

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The Best Time To Go To The Movie

Here’s the thing…you can actually enhance your moving-going experience by the time you chose to go.  Consider these movie situations:

Kid’s Movies:  If you are trying to take a small child to a kid’s movie it may be best to go on a Saturday afternoon.  While the reasoning may be self-evident to you it dawned on me one evening when I was trying to take my four year old to the latest Pixar flick.  You see, 4-year olds are rather antsy and talkative (especially mine) and when you take them to a kid’s movie where there are predominantly adults in the audience – well the analogy of water and oil is good one.

I don’t wish to spoil someone else’s movie experience but I want my child to have a good time without me constantly having to correct him through a movie.  Thus, I have discovered that it is a far better thing to take a small child to the theater on Saturday afternoon.  During this time the theater is full of other small children babbling and fidgeting.  And the rest of the audience is far more comfortable (and tolerant) with the children in this developmental stage.  Conversely, if you are an adult who wants to see a kids movie with a minimum of youthful distractions go to the movie any time but Saturday afternoon – weekday evenings are best.

Date Night Movies:  I am a big proponent of continuing to date your spouse after marriage.  For the unmarried – lots of time together is a good thing too.  So date night movies should be planned with care.  That is, if possible schedule a movie around a bundle of activities planned for the date.  Are you planning dinner, roller-blading, drinks with friends, other activities?  Traditionally, date nights are Friday and Saturday evening but if you can break away, any time is a good time for a date.  (Hint: want to see how your date reacts/ interacts with children?  Take them to a kid’s movie on Saturday afternoon (above).)

Creature Features:  I don’t care what you say horror films just don’t have the same effect when you exit the theater before 10:00 p.m..  If you want the whole experience to be spookier its best to go to that horror flick late-night, mid-week.  Rationale:  it’s just creepier to leave that late when there aren’t as many people around.  Also, its better if it’s a bit cooler out.  It leaves a better opportunity to snuggle if it happens to be date night *wink*.

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Review of Blockbusters New: Online Movie Rental Service

Yes there really just giving it away. You probably know what I’m talking about its call Total Access. And as of November 1, Blockbuster Online subscribers can now bring in there online rentals and exchange them for an in-store rental free of charge.

Available Plans:

Blockbuster Online offers the following membership plans:

$5.99 per month – 1 DVD out at a time, 2 Rent(s) a month, Return online or in-store FREE – in-store game rental

$9.99 per month – offers unlimited DVD rentals and allows 1 movie rental at a time

$11.99 per month – offers 4 DVD rentals a month and allows for 2 movie rentals at a time

$17.99 per month – offers unlimited DVD rentals and allows for 3 movie rentals at a time

$23.99 per month – 4 DVDs out at a time, Unlimited rentals, Return online or in-store, FREE – in-store game rental

One thing we didn’t like about Blockbuster <b>Online Movie rental Service</b> plans—even though there is no penalty for returning movies late, the in-store rentals comes with a “date to be returned by.” But they have the no late fee policy; there is a 7 day grace period. This gives me plenty of time to watch all the movies before my next ones come in the mail.

Extra’s Bonus:
Once you have watched your <b>online movie rental service</b>from Blockbuster Online, bring them to your local participating Blockbuster store. Keep your DVDs from Blockbuster Online with you until you’re ready to check out. And when you return them to the local store, that triggers the next rental on your queue and blockbuster sends you the next one.

Summary:
Blockbuster Online is one of the best <b>online movie rental service</b> around, offering a wide selection of movies and games that are easy to find with the excellent online title search capabilities. If you’re a gaming enthusiast or are looking for an <b>online movie rental service</b> that allows you eight rental choices at once, then Blockbuster Online is the service for you. Also getting a free movie/game just for trying out there free two week trail is always a bonus

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Rent movie is the best way to save your time money and energy

Rent movie is the best  way to save your time money and energy. Rent movie makes your night brighten and you can enjoy any movie at home with your family. Movies are a good source to share conversations with your family. Its good way to relax with your favorite show from your dull and stressful day.

The great thing is renting movie is an online renting without hassles of traveling which makes more convenient for the movie lover. If you are an regular movie watcher then its good to take an yearly membership with any rental movie provider. Where the rental charges for you will be lesser then a then person without membership .  Once your membership is live the movie of your choice will be easily available for you and its more convenient when everyone from family has different choice.

Online rental movie offers many plans so that it will be more convenient for everyone to get the movie of their choice. Many online movie rental companies have facility of keeping a movie for a longer period on their members request, so members can enjoy every movie with in a affordable prices and without not much searching for any of their favorite movie.

Rent movie web is really convenient as its an time saver and you can e
asily get the movie of your choice and when you rent movie online, simply with a click of a button you send your movies back through mail and select your next rental movie online, then you just have to wait for a day and they appear in your mailbox.

Great advantage of online movie rental, is you easily get diversity and the number of title which cant not be easily found at any movie stores. Many people prefer online movie rental because its really makes this process easy and affordable. To get apart from yourself from your busy schedule its an good way to get relaxed and enjoy movie with our family sitting at home.

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Rent Family Movies – Edited Movie Rental Clubs

Seeking a great online family movie or family movie review?
Family movies sell lots of tickets at the box office and every year there are one or more blockbuster movies that are family films.

With the high price of theater tickets and concessions, viewing movies on DVD as a family movie night in the luxury of your own house, is quickly becoming very creditable.

With online movie rental clubs, there are quite a few family movies available, but only a few actually specialize in providing quality family films.

While other companies produce some family movies, none has come close to the massive library of movies that Disney has disclosed to us.

Walt Disney brought us Steamboat Willie in 1928 starring Mickey Mouse and in 1973, the Disney Studios gave us Snow White, the first feature length animated movie.

Family Movie – Disney Movie Rental Club

Online Disney Movie Club offers their signature classic movies, recent releases, preschool videos, sing-a-long video and other respectable family choices.

Family Movie Clubs located on the Internet

Other online family movie clubs include Family Pass (formerly known as Mentura) which names itself as “your ticket to family entertainment.” Family Pass provides a massive selection of family titles, television shows, educational and home school videos and some with spiritual fare. All targeted at a family audiences and kids alike.

Family Movie – Edited Movies

Another unmatched popular source of movie titles suitable for family viewing comes from companies that specialize in editing movies to take away any profanity, prodigious violence and more adult content.

Club members can rent the edited, family safe version of popular movies that might otherwise be far less than family friendly.

Online clubs that edit movies include CleanFilms, Flicks Club, Family Edited DVDs and CleanFlix to name a few.

Family Movie – DVD Software Filters

A company called ClearPlay offers DVD software that removes graphic violence, profanity and more adult situations. Movie filters are put together for specific movies and ClearPlays list continues to grow.

Family Movie Reviews

Online is also a great place to discover family movie review sites that will help parents when it comes to choosing which titles to see in theatres or on DVD.

Family Movie Night

Watching movies at home on DVD as a family has become very popular with the ongoing rise of popularity within the entertainment field.

Why spend a small fortune taking your family to see a movie at a theatre when you can have quality fun withinin your own hosuehold? With a family movie night you control the movies your family sees. No more unpleasant surprises! You are guaranteed the best seat in the house for you and your family.

Its easy to join an online movie club that offers family movies or better yet “specializes” in family movies and video.

So take a look at whats on the internet and join a family movie club. One of the largest online is MovieRentalClubGuide which offers special incentives to those who would like to join movie clubs online. Most offer a variety of special benefits to club members that make online club membership very convenient and affordable.

Then pick up some delicious popcorn and start the wonderful tradition of family movie night within your home, a tradition you and your children will fondly remember for years to come.

And remember, some of the best and most popular films of all time have been family movies.

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Rent DVD Movie online

Everyday thousands of people are signing up to rent DVD movies online. You can find numbers of site today delivers DVD Rentals to you. You can rent as many DVDs as you want from the comfort of your home and have them delivered to your door in about business working day! There are no late fees and no due dates, and shipping is free both ways.

You can rent as many DVDs as you want some site offer you good plans like, 3 at-a-time (Unlimited), You keep a revolving library of up to 3 DVDs at a time and can exchange them for new available DVDs as often as you like.

With rent DVD movie online select your movies after sign-up and they should arrive in your mailbox in about 1 business day via mail. When you want to replace a movie, simply put it in its prepaid envelope and mail it back to them. As soon as you return watched movie and demand for next movie, they we’ll send the next available DVD from your list.

With online rent movie we get a wide range to select your favorite movie and not only the new releases and blockbuster but also you will find classics movie. This online site are available 24 hours a day and makes your finding movie very simple and convenient, as to don’t have to go out and search for an movie in any movie stores.

Rent DVD movie online is more convenient as you don’t have to pay any additional charges or there is no late fees or due dates plus shipping is also free both ways. For new user many sites give free trail period so that if you are enjoying do nothing and your membership will automatically continue on the plan you have selected for as long as you choose to remain a member and if your are not satisfied then you can easily cancel your membership anytime, online, 24 hours a day. You will not be charged for canceling your membership.

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PsP Music Downloads – Review os Sites for Downloads

PsP handhelds are one of the newest and most fun ways to play games, watch movies and listen to music. PsP movie downloads are just some things that you can do on your psp besides just games. PsP movie downloads is a fun and easy.

There are many places on the net were one can find psp movie downloads and psp music downloads. Some sites have you pay per song or movie basis and sometimes charge up to a couple dollars for each download. Other sites require a membership and a monthly fee were user share files. This method sometimes can be frustrating when you are in the middle of a download and the user signs off before the download is complete.

I prefer to use sites that have a onetime membership for psp music, psp movies, psp games and psp software downloads. The best sites have their databases jammed pack with over a million songs, movies, games, and software available for downloading. Some of these sites have no limit to the amount of downloads you do per day.

There are some sites were the database does not have quality psp music and psp movie downloads and they might be very slow to download. I have placed a link at the top of this site for a one that has quality psp movie downloads, psp music, psp games and software downloads. You may want to check it out.

Once you have downloaded some psp movies, psp music and games you can take them anywhere you go. This is great when you have places to go or have long travel times to get somewhere. It really helps to pass the time away, while your having fun either listening to psp music or watching a psp movie or just playing a new game. There are so many games available you should never run out of games to play music to listen to and movies to watch.

Make sure that what ever site you choose either comes with a money back guarantee in case your not satisfied with their database of music songs, movies, games and software. I have been using the above site for over three months and never had the need to ask for my money back. I now have so many psp movie downloads, psp music and games downloaded that I often find it hard to decide which game to play, song to listen to, or movie to watch. If you’re wise and make the right choice you will be having fun all day long with your psp.

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